LECTURE ON BARD
Speaker Says Biographies
on Shakespeare Should
The annual Shakespeare festival at
the Folger Library last evening took
the form of a lecture on “Shakespeare j
and Biography” by Dr. Felix E. Schell
Ing, former head of the department
of English at the University of Penn
Lives of the bard, the speaker said,
are subject to classification as "biog
raphies of preconception, purpose and
acandal.” Thus, in one, Shakespeare
Is represented as speaking German, “a
language which, thanks to his father,
he had known from infancy.” In an
other he “is centered among the re
ligious intrigues that sought a return
to the older faith” of pre-Reformation
days; in still another he is dragged out
to “point a moral” to the effect that
•'the price which fate exacts of man
kind for the production of works of
genius is the wreck and overthrow of
the great mind that produces them.”
Books of all three groups are libels,
Would Mirror Greatness.
Dr. Scheiling insisted “the purpose j
©f biography should be not to inter- j
pret nor disclose, still less to decode
miu UCtipiiri, uui W I'-unuv ;
ject of our understanding, that we j
may come to know Shakespeare in
those qualities in which he was distin
guished, not in the trivialities and in
firmities that he shared with other
A truly adequate biography of the
poet soon might be forthcoming. Dr.
Schelling prophesied, through skilled
end reverent use of the Folger Library
materials and facilities. “The library,”
he said, "is a veritable place of wor
ship, devoted as it is to the master
mind of Shakespeare.”
Among those attending the festival
•were Associate Justice and Mrs.
Harlan Fiske Stone. Associate Jus
tice and Mrs. Owen J. Roberts, with
their daughter, Miss Elizabeth Rob
erts: Associate Justice Willis Van
Devanter and his sister. Mrs. Rariden;
Dr Francisco Castillo Najera. Ambas
sador of Mexico; Mr. and Mrs. E. J.
Dimock. Manhasset, Long Island; Mr.
end Mrs. Ernest Schelling, New York;
Dr. and Mrs. Park Willis. jr„ Seattle;
the Secretary of Commerce and Mrs.
Daniel C. Roper. Justice and Mrs.
Wendell P. Stafford. Mrs. William P.
Kent, Canon and Mrs. G. Freeland
Peter. Canon and Mrs. Anson Phelps
Btokes. Dr. L. S. Rowe, director gen
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Senator and Mrs. Wallace White, jr.;
Senator and Mrs. W. Warren Barbour,
Senator and Mrs. James Hamilton
Lewis. Senator and Mrs. Daniel Has- I
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Justice and Mrs. Harold M. Stephens.
Dr. and Mrs. John C. Merriam, Dr.
end Mrs. Louis S. Greene and Miss
Anne Carter Greene. Mrs. Anne Arch- j
bold. Dr. Charles Moore. Mr. Leander J
McCormick-Goodhart. Mr. and Mrs.
Guy T. Helvering. Miss Julia Schell- i
ing. Representative and Mrs. Bertrand j
Snell and Mr. and Mrs. Waldron
The program was arranged by Dr.
Joseph Quincy Adams, director of the
library, himself the author of a stand
ard life of Shakespeare.
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